The Siam capital has seen a slew of new snack and coff stops open over the past few months. From shophouse caffeine cuties to decadent sweet treats, here are our fresh faves.
Need a retreat from the retail trail? Steer your trotters towards new brunch bolthole Honey; a buzzy, light-filled dining hall snuggled in Thonglor’s vibey Seenspace mall which serves up morning mouthfuls like eggs benedict and waffles, plus lip-smacking honey-glazed chicken wings.
Honey, 2/F, Seenspace, Thonglor. +66 2 185 2826, honeybkk.com
In you’re the type that likes to sup while you shop, consider the spec-tacular new Silom showroom of eyewear specialists Glazziq which also doubles as a cafe. On-site Printa has a peeper-pleasing all-day Western breakfast, as well as specialty egg dishes and lunch staples. A sight for sore eyes and hungry tums!
Printa, 36/2 Pan Rd, Silom. +66 95 542 4575
Another store moving into the snack market is vintage trove (Un)fashion which has now opened a beached-themed cafe in Ekamai Mall. (Un)fashion Dining dishes up hearty, homemade favourites spanning sandwiches and pizza to boiled Canadian lobster.
(Un)Fashion Dining, Ekamai Soi 10, Ekkamai. +66 2 726 9592
But a teacup’s toss away from the previous is new tri-level hangout Quaint. Here you can unwind in a retro, flora-filled courtyard with a cuppa – or, better yet, a mixologist-made cocktail – and a bevy of belt-busting plates including lobster bisque and quesadillas.
Quaint, 23 Soi Sukhumvit 61, Ekkamai. +66 2 714 1998
Java junkies looking for a certified shot stop will be pleased with the arrival of Ekkamai’s Macchiato; a stunning shophouse with an upstairs workspace serving espresso-based Thai-Ethiopian-Brazilian coffee. Or try the equally brew-tiful Common Room x Ari; a minimalist design den with an activity table and assortment of coffee and freshly baked treats.
Machiato, 6/2 Ekkamai 12, Sukhumvit 63, Wattana. +66 83 785 9090
Common Room x Ari, 5 Phahon Yothin, Samsen Nai. +66 62 416 7746
If only the ultimate sweet salvation will do, beeline for divine dessert bar 3nvy to ogle a mouth-watering lineup of cheesecakes, chocolate brownies and decadent poached pear drizzled in red wine and vanilla ice cream; all of which can be enjoyed from the cafe’s dining table situ’d in a waterless swimming pool. Dive in!
3nvy, 1246 Rama IV, Khlongtoei. +66 84 459 6266
A version of this article originally appeared on Pencities Bangkok.
Published 9th September 2016